Mon, 2022-02-07 22:51

Zinc with a low climate footprint becomes a reality

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Euromines congratulates its member company Boliden which has started sales of zinc with a low climate footprint. The new product emits less than 1 tonne of carbon dioxide emissions per tonne of zinc, compared with the industry average of 2.5 tonnes. Low carbon zinc will stand for 18 percent of Boliden's total zinc production.

Mon, 2022-02-07 12:04

‚ÄúRecovery, Strength and a Sense of Belonging‚ÄĚ to strengthen and secure the supply of mineral raw materials

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Based on the EU Trio-Program (France-Czech Republic-Sweden) the French EU Presidency has started with an ambitious programme¬†‚ÄúRecovery, Strength and a Sense of Belonging‚Ä̬†and a very promising EU initiative to strengthen and secure the supply of mineral raw materials for value chains.

Mon, 2022-01-31 11:20

Rising Energy Prices: Euromines takes action

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In light of the continuously high energy prices on the electricity and gas markets, Euromines sent a letter to the presidents of the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament as well as the Director of the EU Agency of Energy Regulators (ACER). Euromines sounded alarm that without appropriate action, these price-hikes will forestall investments into decarbonization, reduce international competitiveness of EU mining companies and jeopardize the Green Deal as a sustainability and growth programme on both objectives.

Thu, 2021-12-23 14:57

Industrial energy consumers urge EU leaders to swiftly act against unbearably high energy prices

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Euromines joined the group of the energy-intensive industries that call upon EU leaders to swiftly address the exponential increase in energy prices. Today’s period of unbearably high energy prices in Europe is already undermining the structural measures designed to secure affordable low-carbon energy, which is required to meet the objectives of the EU Green Deal.

Thu, 2021-12-16 22:51

The Commission published the EU principles for sustainable raw materials in the EU official languages

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EU principles for sustainable raw materials

Minerals and metals are at the basis for everyday products and new solutions for modern infrastructures and technologies. The European mining sector can secure part of indispensable raw materials needed. And by doing so, enable change to a climate neutral, service and welfare orientated, circular, resource efficient and more digital society.

Thu, 2021-12-16 15:48

K+S commits to EU principles for sustainable raw materials

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On 15th December 2021 Euromines member company K+S officially announced its commitment to the EU principles for sustainable raw materials. These principles cover social, ecological, and economic aspects as well as sustainable corporate governance.

Thu, 2021-11-25 10:16

The climate transition requires access to metals and minerals

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The climate transition requires access to metals and minerals. Europe has a greater need for metals than the world around it, given our high ambitions for the climate transition. Euromines would like to congratulate our Swedish colleagues from Svemin on an excellent report¬†'Climate ambitions and metal needs ‚Äď opportunities for Sweden and the Swedish mining industry'. The English version of this report was officially launched last week during the Svemin's Autumn Summit 2021, part of the Raw Materials Week 2021.

Tue, 2021-11-23 12:28

Talga Commits to EU Principles for Sustainable Raw Materials

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The EU has potential for developing local value chains, where the high EU standards of production would apply. Realising the European Green Deal and our vision for decarbonising the transport sector will shoot up the battery demand. It will be key to ensure that we don‚Äôt export our environmental footprint to third countries and preserve our strategic autonomy in critical supply chains. There are many opportunities within the EU itself to advance these on goals. One of them is the Talga project in Sweden. Talga Group Ltd officially announced it will implement the European Union‚Äôs Principles for Sustainable Raw Materials as part of its Vittangi natural graphite mining and anode production project in northern Sweden. The announcement was made alongside European Commission representatives during a virtual event¬†‚ÄėGreen anodes: Making Europe a leader in low carbon batteries‚Äô¬†today.

Tue, 2021-11-02 22:18

Minerals and metals in your life

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The future of the European raw materials industry is dependent on building strong connections with society. It is crucially important that society has an accurate understanding of the importance of mineral resources and their sourcing in ethical and sustainable ways.¬†The new educational and inspirational video for kids ‚ÄėMinerals and metals in your life‚Äô shows the importance of minerals and metals in our lives, from a piece of rock into a product we all use in daily life.¬†

Tue, 2021-09-07 17:21

Fossil-free value chain for iron becoming reality

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Euromines member LKAB has partnered with SSAB and Vattenfall to create HYBRIT, a joint venture company that is now the first in the world that produces fossil-free steel. In July 2021, SSAB Oxelösund rolled the first steel produced with LKAB iron ore using HYBRIT technology, i.e., reduced by 100% fossil-free hydrogen instead of coal and coke, with good results. The steel is now being delivered to the first customer, the Volvo Group. The trial delivery is an important step on the way to a completely fossil-free value chain for iron and steelmaking and a milestone in the HYBRIT partnership between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall.